Almost a Jeep!

Discussion in 'Jeeps with the Buick Heartbeat' started by OZGS455, Jun 12, 2020.

  1. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    It's not but it gets called a Jeep by people who have no idea what it is, bit like my Skylark being called a Chevelle or an Olds, but not quite!
    Just purchased a Land Rover, yep, an ex Army FFR of 1980 vintage, fitted with an Aussie V8 by GMH 308 cubes or 5 litres, no relation to a 307 Chev.
    It's been rebuilt and is running a 600 CFM Holley vac sec 4 barrel and custom headers
    Gears are Nissan 5 speed 4wd box and diffs are JEEP!!!
    So it's partly Jeep anyway.
    Very rough ,sat idle over a decade under cover , about a week ago I oiled up the cylinders and would her over,
    Fuel pump was being so bought and fitted a Facet electrical pump,
    got fired up and running like crap, secondarys pouring fuel in!
    Set some float levels, threw in a set of new plugs, and she runs sweet,
    Next the clutch hydraulics and get the brakes happening ... IMG_20200604_183642.jpg IMG_20200604_184317.jpg IMG_20200604_184421.jpg export1591847141305.jpg IMG20200605135237.jpg
  2. Dano

    Dano Platinum Level Contributor

    Nice! Cool truck. I've a couple Jeep M715's & always liked Land Rovers.
  3. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    Just detailed the rusty rocker covers and air filter.
    Very rusty as per earlier pic but still sound,
    Bought 2 litres mollasses to derust them but I'm impatient and couldn't wait 2:weeks plus for that to work so I got stuck in with a wire brush on my drill and got all the loose rust off the painted with a good rust converter,
    24 hrs later after wiping with a damp rag and drying I shot em with black etch primer.
    Then got the Chrysler Blue engine paint ( clear tintable paving paint tinted to match the last 2 Chrysler Mills I painted.
    Added a good dash of solar yellow tinter and stirred got a nice green
    Hazed all the parts with that, then another heavier coat in places.
    Then added some red to the mix to make a brown and blended that around, then got some Totota Citrus and sprayed some highlights, looking good!
    Then cleaned the touch up gun I was using and got a little of the original blue and added a few small tinges of blue.
    I think you'll agree the results are outstanding!
    Also cleaned out and blew air through the 600 cfm Holley,
    Today bolted it all together and it runs sweet! IMG20200617133138.jpg IMG20200616153006.jpg IMG20200617112400.jpg
  4. Hawken

    Hawken Hawken

    Very cool.
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  5. Chuck Bridges

    Chuck Bridges Well-Known Member

    I love it. Good show old man.
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  6. OZGS455

    OZGS455 Oh what a wonderful day!

    Got the brakes working, kitted the rear wheel cylinders and master cylinder, as well as all new brake hoses made up ,bled it all and got a great pedal now.
    Mixed up some blue and yellow and made a nice Army green,
    But it looks brown on photos!
    Wierd hey!....gotta sort out lights and blinkers now and it should be ready to drive, will probably sell it though as I just bought another Victory motorcycle, this ones in the USA, by the time it's shipped to me in Australia it'll double in price with the exchange rate, shipping, insurance and taxes,
    so I need to raise cash. IMG_20200625_105452.jpg IMG20200625115703.jpg export1593050160630.jpg
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  7. verdantgil

    verdantgil Member

    It looks amazing. I'm impressed with the progress you've done to it. I'm curious how it'll perform off-road though. I want to see actual one with mud terrain tires installed wading across the river and traversing through muddy terrain.

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